Treatment of Social Radicalism; Its Psychological and Social Aspects

Treatment of Social Radicalism; Its Psychological and Social Aspects

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...mail, are all well known ani verified facts. Y/hen such acts are committed against radicals they are extensively used in propaganda literature and speeches. They tend to create a sympathetic class-conscious attitude on the part of vorkers evt-rywhere. Those who are most experienced in promoting radical movements consider that stories of repressive treatment constitute some of the best propaganda material. A great deal of space in radical newspapers and pamphlets is filled with accounts of repressive treatment. We have pointed out that the sympathy mechanism is that by w.ich we have a keen sense of fair play. sense of fair play is a form of sympathy common to all classes in society ana is as widespread as civilization ani the development of humanitarian feeling. An excellent example of repressive treatment which roused in many eoplo of evry social rank a strong reaction in favor of the victims was that of the expulsion of the socialist representatives from the New York Assembly, The following quotation is taken from an editorial in The Nov/ York Call of October 5th, 1923: "Nowhere has the expulsion of the duly reelected Socialists from the New York Assembly been more admirably characterized than by The N.w Yrk V/orld which declares: "The New York Assembly says in so many words to every radical that he must not appeal to constitutional processes and can iiave no resort except to violence. No other such opea championship of anarc and the methods of anarchy has ever been known in the United States as the New York Assembly has made under the hypocritical pretense of vindicatin-patrictism. As a result of it the Socialist party, with all it represents, is thrust forward as the chief advocate of representative government in this more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560779
  • 9781236560773